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Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic & Education Center

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Offering the following services for the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Western Clinical Herbalism, Custom Herbal Pharmacy, Lectures, Bay Area Herb Walks, Multi-Day Botanical Field Trips, Native California Plant Cultivation, Medicine Making Workshops, Private Classes, Youth Programs, Consulting Services, Edible & Medicinal Plant Images.

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Poison oak has a good side, too

July 12, 2012 by sdresser

It may be hard to believe, but poison oak is not the bogeyman of the forest. As a California native plant, many an animal has sought nourishment or shelter in its "leaves of three," immune to the toxic oil that plagues humans. This versatile plant, a member of the cashew family, may never get over its inherent antagonistic relationship with hikers and gardeners, it may be nevertheless worth a nod of respect.

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Rash Ideas

October 01, 2008 by John Muir Laws

Get a few ideas about poison oak!

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Be Careful with Fiddlenecks

October 01, 2001 by Molly Steinberg

In his article on “The Changing Nature of Joaquin Miller Park” author Rex Burress wrote that the fiddle-heads of young ...

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